Craving cake but can’t afford the sugar or calories? This low sugar, low calories, packed with protein, and absolutely delicious Healthy Low Carb Protein Mug Cake recipe is guaranteed to do the trick! The best part? All you need is a microwave, a few ingredients, and a couple minutes.
Start this one with a bowl or for easier clean up, mix everything together right in your mug!
Add into whatever you’re using 1 large egg white, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 scoop of your choice flavor protein powder, 1 ounce of unsweetened vanilla milk substitute, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or other nut butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
The most important part of this low carb protein mug cake recipe is to use a GOOD tasting protein powder. Whether you use banana, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon bun, and so on is completely up to you.
If your powder tastes good but isn’t sweet enough, add in 1-2 tablespoons of some sweetener.
Using a flavor like strawberry? Leave out the cocoa powder in the recipe…unless you like chocolate strawberries!
Mix everything together.
If you mixed everything in your mug then head to the next step. If not, take out a mug and optionally coat it with some non-sticking cooking spray.
Coating it will guarantee it comes out without much effort. This is helpful if you want to frost the entire thing or eat it outside the mug.
Microwave your low carb protein mug cake for around :45-:60 seconds. Depending on how powerful your microwave is, it might take more or less time. Keep an eye on it and remember how long it took for next time!
Low Carb Mug Cake Tips
You could also mix it in a shaker bottle the night before and take it with you to work. Pro tip to beat those afternoon cravings.
Remove your mug, let it cool, flip it over, and top it with whatever you want! I topped mine today with 1 container of a vanilla Greek yogurt.
Mix and match your flavors and you’ll NEVER get bored of this low carb mug cake recipe!
You could also top it with one of our protein frosting recipes, peanut butter, pudding, etc. Let me know what you end up using below in the comments.
Now go try out Low Carb Cheesecake Cupcakes!
Healthy Low Carb Protein Mug Cake
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- 1 Large Egg White
- 1 Ounce Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Whatever flavor protein powder you use will be the flavor of your mug cake
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter - or Any Other Nut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- Add all of your ingredients into a bowl
- Mix everything together until the chunks are gone
- Take out a mug, coat it with non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in
- Microwave for :45-:60 seconds (which may turn into less or more time depending on how powerful your microwave is)
- Calories: 266
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 290mg
- Carbs: 9g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 4g
- Protein: 35g